Social isolation has a detrimental impact on the millions of persons living with dementia and their care partners in the United States. Conversely, we generally see greater satisfaction with support when emotional and social support are present for the caregiving dyad. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the importance of emotional and social support, why it may “dry up” after diagnosis, why dyads may self-isolate, and propose some ideas for the families to foster support.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Understand the importance of emotional and social support for care partners of people living with dementia;
- Become familiar with the difference facets of isolation that often occurs with dementia and cognitive impairment;
- Be able to critically think about preparing families and care partners of people living with dementia to reduce the frequency and impact of isolation; and
- Be able to identify actionable items to recommend to care partners of people living with dementia.